2016 NAACLT Conference - Registration OPEN!!

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Join us this year in Albany New York

Get a head start on planning for the 2016 NAACLT Annual Conference. Don’t miss out on the many networking opportunities which will allow you to share your experiences and learn from other Celtic language teachers and speakers. There will be receptions, and a tour.   



The conference will be held at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Centre - 660 Albany Shaker Road Albany, New York 12211.

You must book directly with the hotel no later than May 25th, 2016.  

Please be sure to mention the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT) when  booking for the special rate of $111 plus 14% hotel tax.  

This price is for 1-4 people per room.  You can choose between a king or two queens based on availability.  Please be sure to book early as rooms at this rate are limited.

To reserve, please call: +1-518-869-8100 (local) or +1-800-448-3500 (toll free)

Online booking link and attendee code: https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1483469&hotelID=12446

NAACLT Attendee Code: 6385

For more information on the hotel, attendees can go to: http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com

Wednesday, June 8th: Registration, Opening reception in one of the hotel's indoor courtyards.

Thursday, June 9th: Full day conference.

Friday, June 10th: Full day conference, Banquet (Deadline for purchase of single banquet tickets - for those attendees NOT purchasing the full conference package - is Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 23:30). The banquet will have a cash bar social hour and harp accompaniment by classical harpist Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher who will perform a selection of Welsh and other Celtic arrangements.

Saturday, June 11th: Field Trip to Eastern terminus of the Erie Canal and the Mohawk Valley. (Deadline for purchase of single field trip tickets - for those attendees NOT purchasing the full conference package - is Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 23:30).

For details on the Field Trip and Local Attractions, including Maps, please download PDF.

Guest Speaker 

Our keynote address will be from Hefina Phillips of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, and Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute in North America on the topic of "The struggle to keep Celtic/minority languages alive - essential or futile?"


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